We have a new film from the Coen Brothers!
A dark spy-comedy from Academy Award winners Joel and Ethan Coen. An ousted CIA official’s (Academy Award nominee John Malkovich) memoir accidentally falls into the hands of two unwise gym employees intent on exploiting their find.
George Clooney………… Harry Pfarrer
Frances McDormand….. Linda Litzke
Brad Pitt…………………. Chad Feldheimer
John Malkovich…………. Osbourne (Ozzie) Cox
Tilda Swinton……………. Katie Cox (Osbourne’s wife)
Richard Jenkins………… Ted Treffon
Elizabeth Marvel……….. Sandy Pfarrer (Harry’s wife)
George Clooney on the movie and his role:
“It’s about a C.I.A. guy who’s writing a book and he loses the disc. I’m not the C.I.A. guy, but I’m a guy that goes around killing people. It looks really fun. This will be my third idiot — [the Coens] call it my trilogy of idiots.”
John Malkovich on the movie and his role:
“It’s a really funny script in my opinion. An inter-related black comedy of manners, set in Washington, D.C., but not particularly involved at all with the politics. No-one in this film is very good. They’re either slightly emotionally or mentally defective. Quirky, self-aggrandising, scheming. Nobody’s particularly bad in it, but the guy I play just has a very bad drinking problem. He’s an analyst in the CIA, fired because he has a drinking problem. It’s a good cast, funny people, everybody has a good part and kind of unexpected ones.”
Tilda Swinton on working with George Clooney and the movie:
We’re even more horrible to each other this time. In fact, it was quite sweet; on the last day of shooting he said, ‘When are we going to make a film together when we’re nice to each other?’ “I’m very happy to shout at him on screen. It’s great fun. [Burn After Reading is] a kind of monster caper movie. All of us are monsters — like, true monsters. It’s ridiculous. It’s much lighter than ‘No Country for Old Men.’”